Determining Function Axes, Part 4

Boye Akinwande is a contributing guest writer for CelebrityTypes and Ryan Smith is one of the admins of CelebrityTypes. In this article, Akinwande and Smith elaborate on the concept of function axes and how to determine them, expanding on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this series, as well as the article on the Background of the Idea of Function Axes.

By Boye Akinwande and Ryan Smith

In the Determining the Function Axes series, the CelebrityTypes admins Ryan Smith and Eva Gregersen have proposed an innovation in Jungian typology, namely their elaboration of the Heraclitean idea of the functions running counter to each other. If this idea is accepted, we can then postulate some (very abstract and general) patterns that the types who share a function axis all have in common. As we have seen in those articles, the opposing sides of a function axis are really interdependent, even though we normally think of them as different in terms of their dichotomies. Thus in terms of the dichotomies the ESTJ is the complete opposite of an INFP, but in terms of the functions both are Te-Fi, Si-Ne types. ...

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